Three killed as truck hits auto-rickshaw in Andhra Pradesh

by IANS |

Amaravati, Nov 20 (IANS) Three people, including a couple, were killed in a road accident in Andhra Pradesh's YSR Kadapa district on Sunday.

The accident occurred when a truck hit an auto-rickshaw coming from the opposite direction on Kadapa-Tadipatri highway near Chennareddypalle village.

Auto-rickshaw driver and both the passengers were killed in the accident. Dastagiri (45) and his wife Saraswati (35) died on the spot. Three-wheeler driver Prem Kumar (32), who was injured, succumbed on way to Proddatur while he was being shifted to a hospital in an ambulance.

The couple, hailing from Dattapuram village of Kondapuram mandal, was returning home after visiting a neighbouring village for treatment of Saraswati.

On receipt of the information, police rushed to the accident site. A police officer said the truck driver lost control of the vehicle and hit the auto coming from the opposite direction.

Police registered a case and took up investigation.

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